As the Euro 2020 rolls on, it will be Spain that clashes with Slovakia at the Estdio de La Cartuja Stadium. It has been an underwhelming campaign for the Spanish outfit so far. Spain are on the back of consecutive draws to Sweden and Poland.
As for Slovakia, they registered a 2-1 win over Poland, but lost their most recent fixture to Sweden ended in a 1-0 loss. In terms of the standings, Slovakia are 2nd in the group with three points, while, Spain is a spot below at 3rd with two points. Therefore, a win for Spain is a must if the look to qualify for the Round of 16, whereas, Slovakia could even settle for a point. We can expect the game to be a closely contested affair.
Date: June 23, Wednesday
Kick-Off: 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Estadio de La Cartuja
The game will be broadcasted live on the Sony Sport Network, and can be streamed on Sonly Liv and Jio TV.
Head to Head
From the last four previous meetings between the two sides, two games have been won by Spain, while, Slovakia has won one. One game has also ended on level terms.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Ivan Schranz is ruled out due to injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: M Dubravka should be starting in at goal, while, P Pekarik, L Hbomir Satka, M Skriniar and T Hubocan could line up as the back four in defence. J Kucka, and J Hromada could partner along in central midfield. L Haraslin, M Hamsik and R Mak could provide the service to O Duda up front.
Martin Dúbravka; Peter Pekarík, Ľubomír Šatka, Milan Škriniar, Tomáš Hubočan; Juraj Kucka, Jakub Hromada; Lukáš Haraslín, Marek Hamšík, Róbert Mak; Ondrej Duda
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury concerns
Expected Changes and Strategy: U Simon should be starting in at goal, while, J Alba, P Torres, A Laporte and M Llorente could feature in at defence. S Busqyets and Koke could partner along in central midfield. D Olmo, F Torres and G Moreno are in contention to lead the line of attack.
Unai Simon; Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Marcos Llorente; Rodri, Sergio Busquets, Koke; Daniel Olmo, Ferran Torres, Gerard Moreno
The odds are in favor of Alvaro Morata to score the first goal for Spain BY 13/5. Morata has a goal from the last two games, while, having a pass accuracy of 81.5%.
Ondrej Duda can pack a punch in the forward line for Slovakia. Duda scored seven goals and four assists from the 32 appearances in the Bundesliga this season. He can be added to the SPN vs SLO Dream11 Team.
The odds in favor of Gerard Moreno to score the first goal for Spain are 10/3. Moreno registered 30 goals in the previous season for Villarreal.
Marek Hamsik can play a pivotal role in the midfield region for Slovakia. Hamsik has an assist to his name, and also maintains a pass accuracy of close to 90%. He can be included to the SPN vs SLP Dream 11 Fantasy Football side.
DEF: J Alba, M Skriniar, T Hubocan, P Torres
MID: S Busquets, Koke, M Hamsik
FOR: A Morata, O Duda, G Moreno
Although Spain have had an underwhelming European campaign, they are touted as the favorites to get the win here as per the SLO vs SPN Today Match Prediction odds by 1.23 as per 1XBET.